Increases in Minimum Wage

EEOC Extends EEO-1 Deadline

The EEOC has announced the deadline for filing the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Reports has been extended to August 23, 2021.

EEOC LGBTQ Resources

On June 15, 2021, the EEOC announced published LGBTQ resources, also marking the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, in which the Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

DC Minimum Wage Increase

On July 1, 2021 the minimum wage for all DC employees will increase to $15.20 per hour, and the tipped minimum wage goes up to $5.05. Make sure that your payroll systems reflects these new rates. Also, you should post the updated DOES poster. You can find it here.

Chicago Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage in Chicago will increase to $11 per hour for nontipped employees on July 1. The minimum wage for nontipped employees in Cook County, however, will remain the same because the county’s unemployment rate during the prior year was greater than 8.5%.

California Minimum Wage Increases

The following is a chart of minimum wage changes in CA:

County or CityMinimum Wage
(26 or More Employees)
Special Lower Minimum Wage for Small Businesses
(25 of Fewer Employees)
Daly City$15.00/hour 
East Palo Alto$15.00/hour 
El Cerrito$15.61/hour 
Half Moon Bay$15.00/hour 
Los Altos$15.65/hour 
Los Angeles (City and Unincorporated Areas of County)$15.00/hour 
Menlo Park$15.25/hour 
Mountain View$16.30/hour 
Novato$15.24/hour (100 or more employees) $15.00/hour (26-99 employees)$14.00/hour
Orange (City and County)$14.00/hour$13.00/hour
Palo Alto$15.65/hour 
Redwood City$15.62/hour 
San Carlos$15.24/hour 
San Diego$14.00/hour 
San Francisco$16.32/hour 
South San Francisco$15.25/hour 
San Jose$15.45/hour 
San Leandro$15.00/hour 
San Mateo$15.62/hour 
Santa Clara$15.65/hour 
Santa Monica$15.00/hour 
Santa Rosa$15.20/hour 

* Special minimum wage rates often apply to hotel workers which the above table does not show.

Written by: Gordon M. Berger

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